I love movies where food is the protagonist – think of Chocolat, Like Water for Chocolate, Babette’s Feast, Julie and Julia, Love’s Kitchen and the new film called Chef. But this post is about a film directed by Swede Lasse Hallström and produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, called The Hundred-Foot Journey. I was invited to the premiere recently, and when I watched the trailer, I knew I was going to love it. Set in the south of France, with flavours of Bollywood, the clash in cultures results in a melting pot of emotions, and of course, love.
One cannot exactly place the time period it is set in – the costume design and art direction suggest the 1950’s, but then a cell phone is used in some scenes, but I reckon that this a Lasse Hallström trademark. I’d hate to give too much of the plot away, but needless to say, if you love romance with a hint of comedy and tragedy, and a good dose of culinary delights, then you must see this film, which is currently on circuit.
I was able to obtain this green bean and potato curry recipe from the movie, via the kind folks at Zomato, so try it out and put your love into it.
And here is the trailer of The Hundred-Foot Journey to whet your appetite.